A loan of $5,000 helped a member to increase her store’s stock by buying more items needed by her customers.

Solidarité Plus Group's story

Françoise is the leader of the Community Bank named “Solidarité Plus.” It consists of 28 members united in solidarity for receiving Kiva loans with the goal of developing their businesses.

Françoise has been a micro-entrepreneur for years. She runs a general store to the east of Kinshasa. She works hard with good management skills in order to achieve her goal of one day opening a large store in her area. She would also like to achieve financial independence through her business that earns her US$ 600 per month.

Françoise is a trustworthy client of MFI HOPE RDC, having nine times obtained and correctly repaid loans. She will increase her stock of merchandise with her next loan by buying the items needed by her customers and reselling them at profit. 56 years old, Françoise is married and the mother of six children, whose ages vary between 4 and 18 years old. Two of them attend school.

In this group: Françoise, Jeanne, Thethe, André, Annie, Jeannine, Annie, Chantal*, Chantal, Mamie, Georgine, Itikolaito, Astride, Esther, Junette*, Marie, Tyty, Séraphine, Blandine, Egie, Christine, Kinzonzi, Martin, Thomas, Euphrasie, Esther, Suzanne, Marceline
*not pictured

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